NEW Online Game Makes Teaching Finance Fun
Free resource launched by AutoeBid.com supports the My Money element of Key Stage 3 & 4 Citizenship
An online game which helps teach critical-thinking about personal finance has been launched by online car-buying portal AutoeBid.com
Neighbour Wars, supports the My Money element of Key Stage 3 & 4 Citizenship by encouraging players to make decisions about money – and showing the impact of bad choices.
As well as making decisions about monthly budgeting – going out, spending on health and consumer tech – Neighbour Wars introduces students to a fun way to learn about topics such as credit scores and different types of borrowing.
The game, is available free of charge on Facebook, through the TES resources portal and at AutoeBid.com here: https://new.autoebid.com/finance-education-games/neighbour-wars.html
It pits two next-door neighbours against each other, the one with the most cash left at the end of each month is the winner.
Chris Greener, CEO of AutoeBid.com, said: “The aim of Neighbour Wars is to show how a few bad decisions with money early in your life can have a really negative impact on the rest of your life.
“When it comes to financial planning, we want to give teenagers the real world experience they may lack to ensure they have a solid financial footing in adulthood.”
Players start the game with an income from a labouring job in which they have targets to reach and the possibility of progression.
They must then set their monthly budgets for things like socialising, buying birthday presents, spending money at Christmas and keeping up maintenance on their car.
Too much ‘fun’ means they could miss a day’s work and things can take a turn for the worse.
If bad decisions – such as taking excessive debt via credit cards and payday loans – are made, it soon becomes clear what effect they can have on the quality of your life in the medium term and the debt trap that may occur.
Chris added: “We were amazed that there isn’t already a resource like this out there. Hopefully we can help educate young people about the problems that lie ahead if they aren’t careful with money.”
Sent by Manchester PR agency jwc, on behalf of AutoeBid.com